Although most people are familiar with the classic Italian dessert, Tiramisu, most have not attempted to make one completely from scratch. Tiramisu is a fantastic dessert that combines some of the best components of the pastry kitchen.
Middle Eastern Beef Kebabs
With the days warming up and summer fast approaching, there is an irresistible urge to cook outside. Although we bbq year-round in this household, the challenge of cooking a perfect bbq with strong winds and freezing temperatures is not something we enjoy. So, summertime is BBQ-time, all the time for us.
Sourdough Honey Oatmeal Dutch Oven Bread
For those who have made and/or tasted homemade sourdough bread, we are true believers that there is no better bread! My kids grew up eating whole-grain bread and pastries made with fresh-milled flour so they are completely used to darker bread with a slight tang from the sourdough. But even if you have not been…
Russian Winter Spice Snowflakes
Most Russian children are very familiar with Pryaniki, a “cakey” cookie traditionally made with sourcream and honey. Most American children are well acquainted with molasses or gingerbread cookies which are both butter based and heavy on the spices. Growing up in America in a Russian home gave me the opportunity to be familiarized with both…
Creamy Corn Chowder
Corn Chowder is the perfect cozy, comforting transitional food from Summer to Fall. The bursting sweetness of fresh summer corn in combination with a creamy, rich broth thickened by a roux and spiced with warm spices of nutmeg, cumin and cayenne are a family favorite in our home. Although…with a picky eater in the house,…
Asian Chicken And Veggie Rice Noodle Salad
Summertime tends to shift our food desires as well as the intentions to cook big meals for long hours. Somehow the pull of being outdoors and spending less time indoors is a justifiable reason to keep things quick and easy when it comes to food. This Asian flavored cold noodle salad is the perfect solution…
Lasagna is well known and loved for the layers of gooey cheese, carb-laden pasta, and meat. Eggplant Lasagna is a gluten-free, vegetarian version that is quick to make and is the perfect option for hot summer days.
Vanilla New York Cheesecake
Mastering a classic New York Cheesecake is an irreplaceable skill. Cheesecake is a very popular dessert that shows up on just about every dessert menu in the country. It’s no mystery what makes it so appealing to folks.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
Would you believe me if I told you that my picky 3-year-old used to scream for me to buy brussels sprouts when we went shopping at Trader Joes? The cashiers and people standing in line would question me in disbelief, “what do you do to those brussels sprouts to get a 3-year-old to beg for…
Old Fashioned Corn Bread
Cornbread is the perfect transition into the cold season. Sweet, sunny and bright, reminding us of summer days. At the same time, cornbread is cozy and comforting to go along with a steamy bowl of chili or soup. Everyone must have a great cornbread recipe.